URL


abbreviation Computers.

Uniform Resource Locator: a protocol for specifying addresses on the internet.
an address that identifies a particular file on the internet, usually consisting of the protocol, as http, followed by the domain name.

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Origin of URL

First recorded in 1990–95
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British Dictionary definitions for URL

URL

abbreviation for

uniform resource locator; a standardized address of a location on the internet, esp on the World Wide Web
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Scientific definitions for URL

URL
[ yōō′är-ĕl ]

Short for Uniform Resource Locator. An Internet address (for example, http://www.hmco.com/trade/), usually consisting of the access protocol (http), the domain name (www.hmco.com), and optionally the path to a file or resource residing on that server (trade).
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Cultural definitions for URL

URL

An abbreviation for Universal Resource Locator, a title that refers to the formal address of a document on the Internet.

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